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Old 09-02-2014, 12:36 AM
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Traction Control Light

First things first, I have 2014 base limited.

I was wondering if anyone else had the same issue as me. Once in a while, on a cold start, my traction control light stays on. When the light is on, in the EVIC, in the powertrain tab, the front wheels and diff are greyed out.

Everything else seems to work normally. No error codes are stored, at least the dealer didn't see any. I had updates applied a few weeks back and was hoping that they would clear this up but that hasn't helped. This seems to happen about once a month.

Any ideas would be great.

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Old 09-03-2014, 03:00 PM
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Re: Traction Control Light

Figured I'd post a quick update after taking the car to the dealer. The issue is with a faulty steering angle sensor/module. The part is currently on national backorder but should arrive in 2-3 weeks at which point I'll bring the car in to have it replaced.

They also said that it isn't necessarily a safety issue but when the light is on, traction control may not work properly. So if the light is on, just drive a little more carefully.

EDIT: For anyone that's curious the part # is 1NJ75DX9AC for the steering module.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:58 AM
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Re: Traction Control Light

Geez. Are there any GC parts that AREN'T on "national backorder?" I think that's the thing that pisses me off the most about Jeep right now. They have plenty of parts for building new ones, but can't seem to allocate any to fixing broken Jeeps.

And this from someone who LOVES their Jeep and has had zero problems so far.
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I understand the statement but the reality is that these are very popular vehicles and most businesses staff to meet the orders they have or their demand as the case may be. Gone are the days of warehouses full of spare parts - JIT (Just in Time) Inventory has been the order of the day for a few decades now.

Further complicating these shortages is the fact that the manufacturer can't (shouldn't) just produce more of the defective parts and send them out to replace the defective parts - that would piss people off even more and probably put them out of business. Instead, they have to figure out why the product is not performing as it should, make the necessary manufacturing changes and then meet not only the existing orders they had prior to the recall but find a way to produce even more of the parts. This may mean additional acquiring additional manufacturing facilities and hiring and training new staff. Unfortunately this all takes time.
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I understand the statement but the reality is that these are very popular vehicles and most businesses staff to meet the orders they have or their demand as the case may be. Gone are the days of warehouses full of spare parts - JIT (Just in Time) Inventory has been the order of the day for a few decades now.
Oh puhleeez. Blah blah blah, excuses, excuses!! Who's asking for warehouses full? JIT would be great. We're not talking JIT here. Taking two or more weeks to get a part (quite common, read the threads) is certainly NOT JIT.

Jeep is doing a horrible job of getting parts to dealers in a timely fashion for repairs. They need to do better.

I still love my Jeep though.
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JIT is code for
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